palsa

[ pahl-suh ]
/ ˈpɑl sə /
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noun, plural pal·sen [pahl-suh n] /ˈpɑl sən/. Geology.

a mound of earth pushed up by or formed near the edge of a glacier, found in alpine and arctic areas.

Nearby words

  1. palpi,
  2. palpitant,
  3. palpitate,
  4. palpitation,
  5. palpus,
  6. palsgrave,
  7. palsgravine,
  8. palsied,
  9. palstaff,
  10. palstave

Origin of palsa

1940–45; (< G) < Swedish pals(e) < Finnish palsa peat knob in a bog, hillock in the tundra < Lappish

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